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Major Cities in Peru

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As in any country, classifying the major cities in Peru generally follows the city's population. On the other hand, this might cause some confusion because some cities, although reported separately, are very close to each.

So in the "major metropolitan areas," we take into account the importance of a city to the population of the region of the country it serves.






On this page:

  • 20 Major Peruvian cities in Peru by population
  • 15 major metropolitan areas by population
  • Major cities alphabetically


Major Cities in Peru by Population

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City Population
1 Lima 7,870,000
2 Arequipa 904, 000
3 Trujillo 820,000
4 Chiclayo 634,000
5 Huancayo 430,659
6 Iquitos 426,000
7 Piura 400,000
8 Chimbote 400,000
9 Pucallpa 339,493
10 Cusco (Cuzco) 319,422
11 Tacna 284,000
12 Ica 261,000
13 Puno 221,000
14 Juliaca 198,553
15 Chincha Alta 177,000
16 Huanuco 170,558
17 Sullana 162,500
18 Ayacucho 144,230
19 Cajamarca 135,000
20 Tarapoto 123,000



Note, however, that the relative population of the metropolitan areas (that is, the areas where major Peruvian cities that are clumped close together) would bring up a slightly different list.

Below, these listed metropolitan areas  have perhaps more importance than the individual Peruvian cities listed by themselves.










Peru Cities - Metropolitan Areas by Population

Rank / Metropolitan Area

Region

Metropolitan Population

1. Lima-Callao

Lima Province

9,241,961

2. Arequipa Area

Arequipa

1,076,000

3. Chiclayo-Lambayeque

Lambayeque

1,000,804

4. Trujillo-Salaverry-Huanchaco
-Otuzco

La Libertad

917,470

5. Huancayo-Jauja 

Junín

665,000

6. Piura-Castilla

Piura

649,142

7. Iquitos Area

Loreto

640,222

8. Cusco Area

Cusco 

545,630

9. Chimbote-Nuevo Chimbote

Ancash

506,397

10. Juliaca-Puno

Puno

460,000

11. Pucallpa-Yarinacocha

Ucayali

416,342

12. Tacna Area

Tacna

407,412

13. Ica Area

Ica 

333,255

14. Sullana Area

Piura

266,908

15. Huanuco Area

Huanuco

254,133





Alphabetical List of Major Cities of Peru  of Cultural Importance



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Ayacucho
Cajamarca
Chachapoyas
Chinclayo
Cuzco (Cusco)
Huancavelica
Huancayo
Huaraz
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Iquitos
Lima
Piura
Puno
Tacna






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